The name Périer is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany
who was a stone cutter as the name was originally derived from the Old French word Pierre meaning stone.
Early Origins of the Périer family
The surname Périer was first found in Brittany
where they held a family seat
in the seigneurie of Kerhuel and also at Launay in that same region. The family were elevated to the Comtes de Quintin in 1421. "An ancient and noble family of Brittany
, traced in the archives of the Collège Héraldique at Paris, to the tenth century, and to the ancient dukes and princes of that province." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Périer family
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Périer Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Périer, Perrier, Perriere, Perrieres, Perriére, Périers, Perriers, du Perrier, La Perrier and many more.
Early Notables of the Périer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Périer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Périer Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jean Perier, who arrived in Acadia in 1658
Périer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Edward Perier, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland